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February 28th and March 1st, 2015!

For more info, visit:  YumaLettuceDays.com 

 

The City of Yuma fall & winter activities guide is now online here.
Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to this TicketSage page.

Heritage Festivals events downtown are now under the direction of Perla Wicks - call 928-373-5028 (office) 928-581-4501 (cell) or email perla.wicks@yumaaz.gov.

 

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JANUARY 2015

Farmers Markets:

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.YumaFarmersMarket.com.

Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru April 1. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru the last Saturday in March. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Field to Feast Tours:
January 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, and 31. Hands-on ag tour departs from Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Savor Yuma Culinary Tours:
January 6 & 21. Join us for a progressive dinner with friends. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.

Arizona Marketplace Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3351 South Avenue 4E.  For more info, call 928-328-1088.  

 

 

January 23 (Main Library) 
Information Literacy Series 
Get educated about health care, Social Security and fraud safety.  Presentation will include how to avoid scams, current scams and free safety resources.  This presentation is free to the public and starts at 10:30 a.m.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

January 23 (Main Library) 
Egg Protection Cradle Event 
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to come compete to be masters of physics and work with a team to craft an Egg Protection Cradle and keep a fresh egg from breaking when dropped from the 2nd floor of the Library.  There is no charge to participate.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

January 23-25 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Potpourri Arts & Crafts Show.
Artists will demonstrate their art form for the public.  There will also be food, music and door prizes.  There is no charge to attend.    For more info, call 928-726-4420.  

January 23-25 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Home & Garden Show 
Talk to over 100 vendors, compare prices, and talk to experts! Admission is only $5 and children under 16 are free.  For more info, visit www.YumaHomeAndGardenShow.com or call 928-373-5040.

Januay 24 (550 W. Catalina Drive)
Yuma Rotary Rummage Sale
Come to the parking lot at the Salvation Army and look for great finds for a good cause, from 6am to 2 pm.  For more info, call 928-304-1352.  

January 24 (Arizona Marketplace) 
Fiesta Day 
Come Fiesta at the Arizona Marketplace! Admission is .50 and a portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Humane Society of Yuma.  There will be lots of music and dancing!  For more info, call 928-328-1088. 

January 24 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
SAILA (Southern Arizona International Livestock Association) Livestock Show. For more info, call 928-726-4420. 

January 24 (YRMC Admin Building) 
Health Insurance Enrollment Fair 
The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance or pay a fine.  Join Yuma Regional Medical Center as we assist the community with the education, resources and assistance needed to enroll for coverage in AHCCCS or the Health Insurance Marketplace.  For more info, call 928-336-7011 or visit www.yumaregional.org/coveryumacounty.   

January 24 (Fortuna de Oro RV Resort) 
Navy League Crusin’ Yuma Car Show 
Raffles, live music, food, vendors and hot cars!  Free admission, but all other proceeds will go to local veterans and their families.  For more info, visit http://www.cruisinarizona.com/carshows.html or call 928-304-2239.  

January 24 (The Palms RV Resort)
Face to Face
The ultimate tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel, begins at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other information, call 928-341-4646.  

January 24 (Foothills Library) 
Dot Art 
Teens are invited to attend Dot Art instruction with Daniel Wallace, at 1 p.m.  Free to attend, but bring your own accessory or clothing to decorate.  For more info, call 928-342-1640.  

January 24 (Foothills Library) 
Rock Hounding in Yuma County 
Veteran rock-hounder Jack Vandelaar will teach you how to look for rocks and gems, to identify them and what you can make with your found treasures!  This presentation is free to attend and begins at 1:30 p.m.  For more info, call 928-342-1640.  

January 24 (Westwind RV and Golf Resort)
Doo-Wop Divas
Four Divas relive the golden years of doo-wop and early Rock and Roll.  For more info, call 928-342-2992 or visit www.WestWindRVGgolfResort.com

January 25 (Sun Vista Resort) 
Harmik – Tribute to Tom Jones 
Show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-726-8920 or visit www.SunVistaRVResort.com

January 26 (Lutes Casino) 
Afternoon of Music and Dancing 
Lutes Casino proudly welcomes country music star Kelly Hughes, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Come enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing!

January 27 (Main Library) 
Teen Movie 
Teens are welcome to this free screening of “The Boxtrolls” at 4 p.m.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

January 27 (Main Library) 
Family Literacy Workshops 
The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with Eight-Arizona PBS Educational Outreach, will provide a series of free Family Literacy Workshops.  The series will increase understanding of reading and language development of children up to 5 years old.  Workshops begin at 5 p.m., are available in Spanish and child care will be provided. Workshops are FREE, but space is limited.  To register, call 602-496-7004 or visit www.azpbs.org/workshop.  

January 28 (Main Library) 
DNA Genealogy 
Learn how genealogical DNA testing is used to determine the level and type of the genetic relationship between individuals.  Novice and experienced researchers are welcome.  The event begins and 1 p.m. and there is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

January 28 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Acrobats of China
This acrobatic troupe originally from Beijing is coming from Branson, MO, where they perform 6 months out of the year in their own “Chinese Palace” Theater.  For more info,  call 928-373-5202. 

January 29 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Steph Johnson Trio featuring Rob Thorsen and Fernando Gomez 
San Diego’s award-winning jazz/soul singer and guitarist Steph Johnson makes her first appearance in Yuma and is joined by Rob Thorsen on bass and drummer Fernando Gomez. Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/

January 29 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Doo-Wop Divas
You’ll fall head-over-heels for these four knock-outs as they re-live the golden years of doo-wop and early Rock and Roll.   For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

January 29 (Sun Vista Resort) 
Brothers Four 
Show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-726-8920 or visit www.SunVistaRVResort.com.  

 January 29-31 (Foothills Library) 
Mountain Shadows Artists Association Annual Art Show 
For more info, call 928-345-9503. 

January 30 (Foothills Library)  
The Basics of Alzheimer’s 
A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association-Desert Southwest Chapter will share information about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and more about Alzheimer’s.  Presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m.  For more info, call 928-345-9503.  

January 30 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
The Neil Sedaka Legacy
A tribute to the music of Neil Sedaka!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

January 30 (The Palms RV Resport)
Garth Brooks and Faith Hill Tribute
This great tribute duet begins the show at 7 p.m. For ticket and other info, call 928-341-4646.   

January 30 (Julieanna’s Patio Café)
Jazz Nights at Julieanna’s
Celebrating America’s Art Form, this performance will feature the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and is presented by Julieanna’s and KAWC.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com and for reservation info, call 928-317-1961.  

 January 30-Feb. 1 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art & Jewelry Show  
For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 30 - February 2 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Two Rivers Renaissance  Faire
Experience the 16th Century with merriment for all, including fire dancers, jugglers, musicians and singers performing bawdy songs, and much more!  For more info, call 928-257-2056 or visit www.TwoRiversFaire.com.  

January 30-Feb. 1 (Yuma Civic Center)
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art & Jewelry Show 
For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 31 (Cocopah Casino Resort)
Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon 
This certified, chip-timed race is a good bet for fast times because it's a flat, low-altitude, out-and-back course. For more info, call 928-343-1715 or go to www.yumamarathon.com. 

January 31 (Kofa High School) 
Rock N’ Run 5K Fundraiser 
Join this family-friendly 5k, where ALL proceeds benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank!  Organized by The Rock Church, there will be 3 local bands playing great rock tunes and participants will get goodies as well as good food.  For more information, contact Jenny at jennys@therockyuma.com

January 31 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Mysteries of Gadsden, Arizona 
Town stories and secrets revealed, at 10:30 a.m.  For more info, call 928-782-1841.  

January 31 (Wellton Library) 
Rock Hounding in Yuma County 
Veteran rock-hounder Jack Vandelaar will teach you how to look for rocks and gems, to identify them and what you can make with your found treasures!  This presentation is free to attend and begins at 1:30 p.m.  For more info, call 928-785-9575.    

January 31 (Westwind RV and Golf Resort)
The Piano Man
Terrie Davis celebrates the music of Billy Joel and Elton John For more info, call 928-342-2992 or visit www.WestWindRVGolfResort.com

January 31 (Foothills Library) 
Family screening of “Maleficent”
Families are invited to attend a free screening at 1:30 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-1640.  

January 31 (AWC Schoening Conference Center) 
Cabaret Dinner Theatre 
Join us for an evening of Cabaret themed entertainment by the AWC Fine Arts students.  Tickets are $50 and all proceeds go directly to scholarship funds.  For more info, please call 928-344-1720. 

January 31 (Yuma Pioneer Cemetery)
Dining With the Dead
The 13th Annual walking tour will be at the Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, and will feature dinner with Colorado River Riders re-enactment group portraying early citizens of Yuma. Dinner catered and served by Texas Roadhouse.  All proceeds benefit Saddles of Joy. Dinner and Tour = $25; Tour Only = $15.  For more info, call 928-247-3924.  

January 31-February 1 (Quartermaster Depot)
Civil War Days lets you experience living history with two re-enactment battles each day.  For more info, call 928-373-5198.


FEBRUARY

Farmers Markets:

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.YumaFarmersMarket.com.

Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru April 1. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru the last Saturday in March. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Arizona Marketplace Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3351 South Avenue 4E.  For more info, call 928-328-1088.  

Field to Feast Tours:
February 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21. Hands-on ag tour departs from Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Savor Yuma Culinary Tours
February 3 & 18. Join us for a progressive dinner with friends. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.


February 1 (begins Jan. 31 - Quartermaster Depot)
Civil War Days lets you experience living history with two re-enactment battles each day.  For more info, call 928-373-5198.

February 1 (begins Jan. 30 - Yuma Civic Center)
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art & Jewelry Show. For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

February 3 (Main Library) 
Family Literacy Workshops 
The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with Eight-Arizona PBS Educational Outreach, will provide a series of free Family Literacy Workshops.  The series will increase understanding of reading and language development of children up to 5 years old.  Workshops begin at 5 p.m., are available in Spanish and child care will be provided. Workshops are FREE, but space is limited.  To register, call 602-496-7004 or visit www.azpbs.org/workshop

February 5 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Jason & Elle 
Always a huge crowd favorite, this innovative duo enthralls audiences with their endless variety of great soulful sounds, enchanting vocals and personal charm.  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  

February 6 (The Palms RV Resort)
The Guess Who
A Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, The Guess Who gained notoriety in the U.S. in the late 1960s with several hit singles such as “American Woman,” “These Eyes” and “Share the Land.” For ticket and other info, call 928-341-4646.  

February 6-7 (parking lot of Gila Mountain Methodist Church)
Greater Foothills Helping Hands Super Yard Sale 
Come out and find something for everyone with over 400 tables and racks!  The Super Yard Sale will be 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day at 12716 E. North Frontage Road.  For more info, call 928-305-9974. 

February 6-7 (First United Methodist Church) 
46th Annual Rummage Sale 
Come scour through tons of household items, clothing, books and much, much more from 8a.m. and 2 p.m.!  On Saturday, between 1p.m. and 2p.m., fill a bag for only $3! All proceeds are to benefit Yuma charities.  For more info, call 928-783-3674.  

February 7 (Gateway Park) 
Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival 
Join the City of Yuma Heritage Festivals and Robb Bower Presents, as they present a day of live music, food and festivities along the Colorado River.  For more info, visit www.Robb-BowerPresents.com or call 928-373-5028. 

February 7 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Yuma Sun’s Boomers and Beyond Living Expo 
Speakers, exhibits, vendors, demonstrations and health screenings for those interested in nutrition, health, wellness, retirement, housing and much more!  For more info, call 928-783-3333. 

February 7 (Somerton Library) 
Rock Hounding in Yuma County 
Veteran rock-hounder Jack Vandelaar will teach you how to look for rocks and gems, to identify them and what you can make with your found treasures!  This presentation is free to attend and begins at 1:30 p.m.  For more info, call 928-627-2149.      

February 7 (Historic North End)
Redondo Days
This gala is a fundraising dinner and auction to benefit Yuma County Historical Society. For more info, call 928-782-1841, www.ArizonaHistoricalSociety.org.

February 8 (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church)
Classical Concerts – Steven Hennig, Trumpet
Local artist Steven Hennig, founder of the Yuma Jazz Company, will be playing his 4th appearance in the Classical Concerts Series.  For more info, call 928-782-0166 or 928-782-5155.

February 10
Farmer to Farmer “technical” ag tour for those with a background in farming departs from the Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

February 10
Behind the Big Guns Tour. This inside look at Yuma Proving Ground departs from Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071. 

February 10 (Main Library)  
Family Literacy Workshops 
The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with Eight-Arizona PBS Educational Outreach, will provide a series of free Family Literacy Workshops.  The series will increase understanding of reading and language development of children up to 5 years old.  Workshops begin at 5 p.m., are available in Spanish and child care will be provided. Workshops are FREE, but space is limited.  To register, call 602-496-7004 or visit www.azpbs.org/workshop.  

February 10
Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds – A Salute to Gunfighter Ballads and Songs of the West
Relax after a long day on the trail and enjoy a show that captures the essence of Arizona and the Old West through classic Country-Western music and old-fashioned storytelling.  Join our cowboy crooners as they play and sing hits from Mary Robbins, Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

February 12 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – John Cain Trio featuring Katie Cat 
San Diego-based pianist John Cain appeared last year with his trio and vocalist Katie Cat and was a huge hit.  Don’t miss them this year!  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  

February 12
Surf Rock Beach Pary!
This half concert/half party will feature your favorite summertime hits – from the Beach Boys and Dick Dale to Jimmy Buffett and the Ventures.  Grab y our board, put on your craziest Hawaiian shirt and join us!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

February 13 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
A Tribute to Shania Twain and Tim McGraw
An amazing tribute to Shania Twain and Tim McGraw, direct from Vegas!  For more info, call 928-373-5202

February 13 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
Yuma Rotary’s Mardi Gras Event 
Lots of local music and family fun!  For more information, call 928-783-4333.  

February 13 (Julieanna’s Patio Café)
Jazz Nights at Julieanna’s
Celebrating America’s Art Form, this performance will feature the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and is presented by Julieanna’s and KAWC.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com and for reservation info, call 928-317-1961.

February 13
Date Night – Join YVB for a gourmet dinner served in a date grove with a menu featuring Medjool dates. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

February 13-15 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Square & Round Dance Festival
With cuers and callers from around the region. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 13-15 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
70th Annual Yuma Jaycee Silver Spur Rodeo 
PRCA-sanctioned rodeo draws top cowboys & cowgirls from the Turquoise Circuit & beyond. For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443.

February 14 (Historic North End)
Silver Spur Rodeo Parade with vehicles, horses, clowns, dance groups, and bands.  For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443.

February 14 (Foothills Library)
Potpourri Artists Arts and Crafts Show
Art demonstration, food, music and prizes.  For more info, call 928-329-6659.

February 14 (Westwind RV and Golf Resort)
Surf Rock Beach Party
This half concert/half party will feature your favorite, classic summertime hits!  For more info, call 928-342-2992 or visit www.WestWindRVGolfResort.com.

February 14 (The Palms RV Resort)
Cahal Dunne Valentine’s Day Death by Chocolate
Desserts at 6:30 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-341-4646.  

February 15 (YCC)
Yuma Masonic Lodge Annual Barbecue 
For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

February 15 (Sun Vista Resort) 
Danny Vernon – “Illusion of Elvis” 
Show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-726-8920 or visit www.SunVistaRVResort.com.  

February 17 (Yuma Civic Center)
Canadian Snowbird Association Meeting 
For more info, call 928-373-5040

February 17 (Main Library) 
Family Literacy Workshops 
The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with Eight-Arizona PBS Educational Outreach, will provide a series of free Family Literacy Workshops.  The series will increase understanding of reading and language development of children up to 5 years old.  Workshops begin at 5 p.m., are available in Spanish and child care will be provided. Workshops are FREE, but space is limited.  To register, call 602-496-7004 or visit www.azpbs.org/workshop

February 18 (Sun Vista Resort) 
Bob Shortt – “The Many Sides of Bob” 
Show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-726-8920 or visit www.SunVistaRVResort.com

February 19 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Joshua White Trio 
One of the best young jazz pianists in the world today, Joshua will appear in Yuma with his own highly-regarded trio.  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/

February 19-22 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
2014 Yuma Hamfest/Arizona Section Convention 
American Radio Relay League sanctioned event.  Talk-in Freq. 146.840 MHz (-) PL Tone: 88.5. For more info, go to www.YumaHamfest.org.

February 19-21 (Yuma Art Center/Historic North End) 
36th Annual Yuma Art Symposium 
This total-immersion art event includes exhibitions, events, demonstrations and performances by nationally and internationally recognized and emerging artists in metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, painting, and sculpture. For more info, call 928-782-1934 or go to www.YumaSymposium.org.  

February 20 (Julieanna’s Patio Café)
Jazz Nights at Julieanna’s
Celebrating America’s Art Form, this performance will feature the Yuma Jazz Company Trio from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and is presented by Julieanna’s and KAWC.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com and for reservation info, call 928-317-1961.

February 20 (The Palms RV Resort)
John Davidson
This multi-talented singer/actor takes the stage at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-341-4646.  

 February 20-21 (Mary Elizabeth Post Auditorium) 
15th Annual Snowbird Jammers Jam 
Benefit for YRMC School Health Program. For more info, call Lorne Tveit at 928-329-6236.

February 21 (Madison Ave)
Redondo Days Family Fiesta 
With free historic presentations, pioneer cookin’ and fun for the all. For more info, call 928-782-1841, www.ArizonaHistoricalSociety.org.

February 21 (Yuma Civic Center)
Sons of Norway 13th Annual Scandinavian Festival 
Music from many groups will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Opening Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m.  There will be a Viking Battle Demonstration as well as teh Scandinavian Storyteller Laurina Berqvist.  Fun will be had for all ages!  Admission is only $4 at the door!  For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 21 (Westwind RV and Golf Resort)
Jim Curry’s Tribute to John Denver
Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the state.  For more info, call 928-342-2992 or visit www.WestWindRVGolfResort.com.

February 23-27 (AZ Western College)
International Spinach Conference 
For more info, contact Kristan Sheppeard at 928-246-3408.

February 24 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Travelin’ Man – A Salute to Ricky Nelson and Teen Idols
Teenage girls around the globe swooned every time 50s and 60s –era teen idols Ricky Nelson, Fabian, Bobby Rydell and Paul Anka hit the stage.  Travelin’ Man celebrates all those songs that set hearts fluttering!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

February 24-27 (AZ Western College)
Southwest Agriculture Summit
Farming industry conference. For more info, call 928-783-9355 or go to swagsummit.com.

February 25 (Yuma Regional Medical Plaza) 
Mammos & ManiCURES! 
Grab your girlfriends for a fun evening of manicures, massages and mammograms!  Free health screenings, info booths, speakers, giveaways and much more!  For more info, call 928-336-7005.  

February 26 (Yuma Civic Center)
COY Senior Games Closing Ceremonies 
For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

February 26 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – High Society Jazz Band 
San Diego’s vaunted High Society Jazz Band is always one of the most entertaining groups on the Dixieland Circuit, and has built quite a following in Yuma.  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  

February 26 (Quartermaster Depot)
Harvest Dinner. Proceeds from this gala celebration of Yuma agriculture community help fund local ag scholarships.  For more info, call 928-376-0100 or go to www.LettuceDays.com/harvestdinner

February 26 – 27 (Palms RV Resort) 
Benefit Jamboree 
Many local and invited musicians will be playing several times over the two-day event to raise money for Veterans in Yuma County.  Beginning at 10 a.m. each day, there will be many raffles and cost is only $5 per person.  For more info, call 928-342-3800.  

February 27 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
“Diamond” Dave Somerville
The Rock & Roll History Bus Tour, featuring the Lead Singer from The Diamonds!  For more info, call 928-373-5202

February 27 (Julieanna’s Patio Café)
Jazz Nights at Julieanna’s
Celebrating America’s Art Form, this performance will feature the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and is presented by Julieanna’s and KAWC.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com and for reservation info, call 928-317-1961. 

February 27 & 28 (MCAS)
53rd Annual Marine Corp Air Station Yuma Airshow and Open House
With the theme of "Yuma Air Circus," this year’s air show will include rehearsals, a children’s expo and a twilight preview on Friday as well as daylong performances and displays Saturday. Form more info, call Greg McShane 928-269-3327 or go to www.YumaAirShow.com.

February 28 (Yuma Civic Center)
Hui ‘O Hawai’i of Yuma Luau 
For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 28 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Belt Buckle Blow Out Livestock Show 
For more info, call 928-726-4420. 

February 28 (Imperial Valley Mall/Lutes Casino) 
3:10 to Yuma 30 or 60 Mile Bike Ride 
Each ride has a different starting point, but they all end at Lutes Casino! For more info call Brian McNeece at 760-355-6438.  

February 28 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Riders in the Sky
They’re back in Yuma after touring the world.  The Riders will sing, yodel, play guitars, accordions and fiddles.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

February 28 (Westwind RV and Golf Resort)
The Gordy and Debbie Show
This musical duo performs a variety of country, 50s, 60s, gospel and patriotic tunes! For more info, call 928-342-2992 or visit www.WestWindRVGolfResort.com.

February 28 & March 1 (University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center)
Yuma Lettuce Days Festival goes “down on the farm” on the UA research farm (6425 W. 8thSt.) with live cooking demonstrations and contests, product samples, farm and equipment displays, fun for kids, music, entertainment and lots of food and drink. For more info, go to www.YumaLettuceDays.com.



MARCH

Farmers Markets:

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.YumaFarmersMarket.com.

Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru April 1. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru the last Saturday in March. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Arizona Marketplace Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3351 South Avenue 4E.  For more info, call 928-328-1088.  


Field to Feast Tours:
March 4 & 5. Hands-on ag tour departs from Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Savor Yuma Culinary Tours
March 3 & 11. Join us for a progressive dinner with friends. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.


March 1 (begins Feb. 28 - University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center)
Yuma Lettuce Days Festival goes “down on the farm” on the UA research farm (6425 W. 8th St.) with live cooking demonstrations and contests, product samples, farm and equipment displays, fun for kids, music, entertainment and lots of food and drink. For more info, go to www.YumaLettuceDays.com.

March 3
Farmer to Farmer “technical” ag tour for those with a background in farming departs from the Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

March 3
The Best of Broadway
Four talented vocalists present a riveting salute to the music of the Great White Way in this concert production highlighting Broadway’s greatest hits with a mix of old and new – from “Oklahoma” and “West Side Story” to modern classics including “Les Miserable” and favorites from Andrew Lloyd Webber.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 5 (Yuma Main Library/ AWC)
One Book Yuma
This year’s One Book Yuma selection is Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp.  Author Ann Kirschner will be in Yuma for community discussions, Q&A and book signings: 2p.m.-4p.m. at the Yuma Main Library; 6p.m.-8p.m. at the AWC/NAU Schoening Conference Center.  For more info, call 928-373-6483.  

March 5 (Yuma Palms Village)
Village Jazz Series – AWC Jazz Band  
The jazz band from Arizona Western College shares this evening of musical excitement!  Come hear what our college students are capable of.  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  

March 5 (The Palms RV Resort)
Spittin’ Image in Concert
A duo of identical twins, these talented musicians take the stage at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-341-4646.

March 6 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
ABBA Fab
The Premier ABBA Experience!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 6-8 (Various locations)
9th Annual Studio Tour Mountain Shadows Artists Association member’s studios. For more info, call 928-345-9503.

March 6-8 (Desert Sun Stadium)
23rd Annual Midnight at the Oasis. This classic car show features more than 1,000 classic cars, plus vendors, food, rides for the kids, Friday and Saturday evening concerts and a “cruise-in” to kick things off.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or go to www.MidnightAtTheOasis.net.

March 7 (Yuma Quartermaster Depot)
Arizona Archaeology Expo, free, educational event for adults and children alike that features Native American craft demonstrations, field trips, and informational booths on Arizona's prehistoric and historic heritage. For more info, call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

March 7 (Westwind RV and Golf Resort)
Country Gold
Enjoy lots of various classic country tunes sung live by legendary performers!  For more info, call 928-342-2992 or visit www.WestWindRVGgolfResort.com.

March 10 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Luck of the Irish – A Salute to Music, Dance and comedy from the Emerald Isle
This show promises plenty of surprises: you might find yourself doing a jig, singing along with an Irish fiddler, playing a penny whistle, reciting a limerick or taking party in an authentic contra-dance! For more info, all 928-373-5202.

March 11 (The Palms RV Resort)
Bernie and Red
If you’re looking for good professional entertainment, Bernie and Red are a fresh, original and funny husband and wife team.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-341-4646.  

March 12 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Yuma Jazz Company with Jimmy Caves   
The highly regarded quintet performs original music along with its own spin on standards, and on this evening will welcome vocalist and local jazz icon Jimmy Caves.  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  

March 13
Date Night – Join YVB for a gourmet dinner served in a date grove with a menu featuring Medjool dates. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

March 13 (The Palms RV Resort)
Chubby Checker
Live, in concert!  Shows are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-341-4646. 

March 13 (Julieanna’s Patio Café)
Jazz Nights at Julieanna’s
Celebrating America’s Art Form, this performance will feature the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and is presented by Julieanna’s and KAWC.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com and for reservation info, call 928-317-1961. 

March 14 
Yuma Comic Con 
More details on this 2nd Annual event to come!  

March 15
Bring Back that Lovin’ Feelin’ – A Salute to Righteous Brothers and Blue-Eyed Soul
Sensational artists such as The Righteous Brothers, The Kingsmen, The Rascals and Dion were the cornerstones of this movement, and their music has inspired artists ever since.  This concert features classics including Unchained Melody, Just Once in My Life, Louie Louie and The Wanderer.    For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 15 (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church)
Classical Concerts – Julianna Osinchuck & Anistasia, Piano and Voice
This dazzling duo has performed all over the world for many years, and now in Yuma.  For more info, call 928-782-0166 or 928-782-5155.

March 18
Behind the Big Guns Tour. This inside look at Yuma Proving Ground departs from Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

March 18 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
3 Redneck Tenors
Back by popular demand, these refugees from a Texas Roadhouse, these classically trained tenors put a spin on the greatest tenors hits, southern style.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.   

March 19 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Pete Pancrazi Quartet   
Phoenix’s award-winning jazz guitarist and singer Pete Pancrazi brings his critically acclaimed stylings back to Yuma.  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/

March 20 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
The Spouse Whisperer
Mark Cordes, The Spouse Whisperer.  For more information, call 928-373-5202.  

March 20 (Julieanna’s Patio Café)
Jazz Nights at Julieanna’s
Celebrating America’s Art Form, this performance will feature the Pete Pancrazi Trio from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and is presented by Julieanna’s and KAWC.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com and for reservation info, call 928-317-1961.

March 21 (The Palms RV Resort)
American Trilogy
Tribute performers take the stage at Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and a special tribute to Connie Francis.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticket and other info, call 928-341-4646.  

March 21-22 (Yuma Civic Center)
Murphy’s Gun Show 
For more info, call 928-373-5040

March 24 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
American Made – A Salute to the Oak Ridge Boys, the Statler Brothers and Country Gospel!
Nothing rivals the pure sound of a country-gospel quartet, and we’re bringing you one of the best!  The Presidio Boys masterfully recreate the hits of Country and Gospel Music’s favorite vocal groups- including the Oak Ridge Boys, the Statler Brothers, the Cathedrals and more!  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

March 26 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Cibola High School and All-City Jazz Bands   
These young jazz ensembles perform for an evening of energy and musical excitement! Come hear our “stars of tomorrow!”  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  

March 28 (Historic Downtown)
4th Annual Music on Main.  Free entertainment and lots of vendors, fun, and food. For more info, call 928-373-5028.

March 28 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Good Rockin’ LIVE! – A salute to Sun Records and the Birth of Rock and Roll
This live concert event pays tribute to the birth of rock and roll and the music legends Sun Records helped propel to stardom.  Good Rockin’ Live tells the tale of how rock was born through the music and stories of those who lived it.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 31-April 5 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Yuma County Fair. For more info, call 928-726-4420.

 

 

APRIL

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.YumaFarmersMarket.com.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.


April 1-5 (begins March 31 - Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Yuma County Fair. For more info, call 928-726-4420 or go to www.YumaFair.com

April 2 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Ron Kobayashi Trio 
A long-time staple of the L.A. Jazz scene, the Trio makes a return to the Village Jazz Series.  Come hear why!  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/

April 9 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Jimmy Caves 
Pianist, singer and local jazz legend Jimmy Caves has been performing around the region for over 40 years and on this evening he will be putting his inviting musical stylings on display with a quartet of local pros.  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  

April 10 (Julieanna’s Patio Café)
Jazz Nights at Julieanna’s
Celebrating America’s Art Form, this performance will feature the Yuma Jazz Company Trio from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and is presented by Julieanna’s and KAWC.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com and for reservation info, call 928-317-1961.

April 10-12 (Desert Hills & Las Barrancas)
29th Annual P.K. Hodges S.W. Ag Golf Tournament to benefit Hospice of Yuma. For more info, call 928-343-2222 or go to www.HospiceOfYuma.com.

April 11 (Yuma Civic Center)
5th Annual Tunes & Tacos Festival. For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

April 16 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Gila Ridge and Yuma High Schools Jazz Bands 
The jazz ensembles of Gila Ridge and Yuma High Schools share an evening of great music.  Come hear the energy and excitement of some truly outstanding young musicians!  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  

April 17 (Julieanna’s Patio Café)
Jazz Nights at Julieanna’s
Celebrating America’s Art Form, this performance will feature the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and is presented by Julieanna’s and KAWC.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com and for reservation info, call 928-317-1961.

April 17-19 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Prison Hill Motorcycle Run. For more info, call 928-726-4420.

April 18 (Historic Downtown)
ARTbeat-an outdoor juried art show that features local and regional artists working on a variety of media. For more info, call928-373-5202.

April 25 (Yuma Civic Center)
Relay for Life. For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

April 30 (Yuma Palms Village) 
Village Jazz Series – Yuma Jazz Company and Friends 
Ending the Village Jazz Series on a traditionally high note, the acclaimed local quintet will perform with some surprise guest artists.  A great time will be had by all and the Series will be capped off with the awarding of the Village Jazz Series Jazz Scholarship!  Event begins at 6 p.m., is free, open to the public of all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.  For more information, visit www.YumaJazz.com/village/.  


 


MAY

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.


May 1 (Historic Down Town)
Cinco de Mayo Menos Cuatro block party. 6p.m. to 11p.m. For more info, call 928-373-5028.

May 2 (Yuma Civic Center)
City of Yuma Parks & Recreation Camp Out. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

*Dates & times are subject to change*
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